How often do you think of someone one else when you’re deciding on what you’re going to have for dinner? If you’re like most of us, you probably don’t. However, when you’re planning a wedding you need, you need to consider your guests when planning your wedding menu. Today, many people are on special diets, are vegetarian, or simply have allergies to various foods. Whether appetizer, entrée, or dessert, when selecting your wedding menu, you want to obviously eat what you enjoy, but also have some options that your guests will enjoy as well. Keep in mind, the two things your guests remember the most are food and entertainment. Below are a few things to keep in mind:
- If you’re a vegetarian, consider the fact that your all of your guests may not be. Just like a carnivore would have a vegetarian option, a vegetarian should have a non-vegetarian option as well. Not having an option for your non-vegetarians could leave them hungry and looking for the first open restaurant at the end of your reception.
- If you’re on a special diet, your guests may appreciate the fact that you’re still watching your weight on your wedding day, but they may not be too thrilled that you’ve forced them to do so as well. If you’re wanting to keep it healthy, make sure that your food options are flavorful. Remember, healthy food doesn’t have to taste bad, bland, or boring!
- When selecting your wedding menu, also consider what food items people may be allergic to, such as nuts, strawberries, shellfish, and other seafood. For example, pasta is a great option for vegetarians for serving it with pesto could be hazardous to those that are allergic to nuts. Seafood is loved by many but it’s also an allergy to many. Keep this in mind when selecting your menu.
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- If you’re wanting to think outside the box with your meal with something original that your guests may not have tried before, you want to make sure that the foundation of the dish is something that’s familiar, such as chicken, fish, or beef. If the dish is totally unrecognizable, your guests may not want to try it and you’ll end up paying for food that’ll go uneaten.
- When selecting your hors d’oeuvres, try to compliment the entire menu. You don’t want to serve your guests the same thing during the cocktail hour that they’ll be eating during the reception. If you’re serving a dual entrée of chicken and fish, with a vegetarian option of course, you may want to have a beef selection as one of your hors d’oeuvres.
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